"The Excel Soccer Academy is an elite program with a commitment to the individual development and education of young athletes so that each player may reach their full potential on and off the field" 
Coach Stryker Aguilar

Our Coaches also offer private training. Rates start at $50 an hour. Please contact us to find the right solution for your athlete.

Stryker Aguilar - Director of Coaching

Coach Stryker grew up in Phoenix and is a product of the Arizona youth soccer system. He played for well-known Phoenix teams such as Cisco Kickers, Paradise Valley Shamrocks, Santos FC 76 and Cisco Xcel. He went on to play for Phoenix College and as a professional for the Arizona Saguaros in the USISL.

Stryker was a head coach and trainer at Santos FC under Luis Dabo for five years. He has worked with players of all ages from all over the valley and is known for his intense yet, exciting training sessions. His three children have grown up with him at the soccer field and they all play at Excel Soccer Academy.

Corbett Hess - Boys Technical Director

He has coached all ages from 3 years old to Jr. College.  His players have gone on to play competitively at the collegiate and professional levels.  Having coached under and alongside Luis Dabo for nine years, Corbett has joined Excel Soccer Academy for the purpose of putting individual skills, creativity and character development at the forefront while building a team environment designed to succeed.

Corbett studied psychology and child development while earning his Bachelors degree and has also earned an MBA.

Barb Chura - Girls Technical Director

One of the most respected names in coaching here in Arizona with a wide range of experience at many different levels of soccer. Coach Chura started her coaching career for 3 major college programs - The University of Notre Dame, Texas Tech University and James Madison University, with a Final Four and a Sweet Sixteen apperence. At the club level she has over 15 years of experience with stops at Cisco, Southbank, Sereno, Ahwatukee and the Utah Royals DPL team. In that time she has led her teams to 5 State Cups.

She also coaches the program at Xavier Prep here in the Valley. As Xavier's head coach she has won the State Championship 5 times - 2009, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2018.


As a player she was captain of the UConn Huskies including a run to the Final Four in 1990.

Manuel De La Rosa - Academy (Farm) Director

Manny grew up in West Phoenix and has been playing soccer in Arizona since the age of five.  He has played in a variety of leagues throughout the valley from recreational to competitive.  Manny was recruited out of high school to play soccer for St. Ambrose University in Iowa, but his desire to pursue a career in engineering led him to the University of Iowa where he earned his Bachelor’s degree.


Manny’s coaching experience ranges from 6-18yr old boys and girls, and he continues to play recreational soccer around the valley. He also has a daughter playing for Excel Soccer Academy.

Lino Corro - 09/10 Boys Head Coach

Coach Lino has been with the ESA staff for a few years.  Growing up in Mexico City, Lino played competitive soccer at different levels having attended many tournaments before moving on to the states.  He started in Arizona playing at North High School and also collegiately for Phoenix College.  Lino continued his education at ASU West.  He has been the JV Coach at Carl Hayden Community High School since 2013. 

In addition to his coaching, Lino has two sons that play at Excel.  Lino can often be found on his nights off at the fields assisting other players and coaches.

Max Pasillas - 06 Boys Head Coach

Coach Max grew up in Phoenix and began playing competitive soccer at the age of 11. He played varsity soccer at Maryvale High School and went on to play for South Mountain Community College. He has been coaching along side Stryker Aguilar in team, small group and personal training settings for 6 years.  Coach Max also has 2 children that play at Excel Soccer Academy.

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